Last fall UNP had the great fortune to hire Joy Margheim as an associate project editor. No stranger to the Press, Joy originally joined the Manuscript Editorial department as a project editor in 1996 after she completed her bachelor’s and … Continue reading Remembering Joy Margheim
The Journals: Management and Publishing Solutions department (J:MaPS) is beginning a new adventure: exploring the world of blogging! These monthly J:MaPS updates will inform you of the latest news including awards, editorial board changes, and new issue releases. This month … Continue reading News from Journals: Our Intern Learns Chicago Style
Anna Weir is one of the more recent additions to the press: Publicist, book hoarder, and needlework enthusiast. For the Press’ 75th anniversary—and out of her own curiosity—she is interviewing her more experienced co-workers to put a familiar face on one … Continue reading Staff Stories: An Interview with Ann Baker
Ann Baker is the manager of EDP (Editorial, Design, and Production) and it has taken her more than twenty years of professional copyediting to overcome her own personal fear of the semi-colon. Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines the semicolon as “a punctuation mark used chiefly in a coordinating function between major sentence elements (as independent clauses of a compound sentence).” The Copyeditor’s Handbook explains that sometimes a semicolon serves as a “weak period” that joins independent clauses more closely together than a period would, and at other times it functions as a “strong comma” that separates syntactical elements more definitively than … Continue reading The Misunderstood Semicolon: Stop or Pause? Joined or Not?